Hidden Gem - Leona Art Restaurant in Teachers Village
After weeks of being busy at work, we decided to loosen up by engaging ourselves in a food trip. The chosen venue was the Maginhawa area or more generally the Teachers Village (as Zomato puts it). I've been trying to have a food trip here, and luckily it finally came true with the help of my ever-exuberant friend, Chris Yu!
I'll be making a separate post documenting this food trip in its entirety as well as the budget challenge involved.Anyway, to summarize it, we all agreed to not spend more than P400, and visit at least 4 restaurants.
The first food stop was Leona Art Museum, which I only learned about via Zomato. Users shared how great the food and the place is, so I decided to give this a go as our initial stop.
The place indeed is wonderful with its literal homey comfort and garden-y interior. This created an air of comfort that enabled us to feel at peace which is perfect for decluttering our minds.
Now, since this is our initial stop, our agendum was to have appetizer and/or light main. Hence, what we ordered was a soup, an enchillada and a pizza.
Tomato Espresso || P80
Pureed tomatoes topped with parmesan cheese, basil, fried garlic and cayenne. Served with toasted bread.
The soup had this strong basil essence that stole away most of the attention causing a disruption in the flavor-balance. Needless to say, this soup was too aggressive for my palate, but those who like strong herby taste might love this.
Cheese Enchillada || P130
Mozzarella & cheddar wrapped in a flour filled tortilla baked and smothered with salsa and garlic sauce
The enchillada was tomatoey and had a balanced mix of sweetness and sourness suitable for the dish. Also, the cheese was velvety and nice making the dish delightfully remarkable.
Good Morning || P330 - 10" || P500 - 14"
Sliced spicy sausage, mozzarella, basil, shitake button and oyster mushrooms
The Good Morning pizza had this spicy sausage that I found playfully spicy that was lightly cushioned by the unique texture of the eggs smothered on top. There was also a mild cheese tang (which is a not-so-good news for cheeselovers). Overall, the taste was incredible.
First stop done. Next stop -- Stuff Over - Home of the Stuffed Burgers.
Leona Art Restaurant - Overall Ratings and Summary
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Value for Money ★★★★
Budget: At least P150 each for a group of at least 4 for food tasting type of dining
In a nutshell, our experience here in Leona's tell us about the sheer potential of this place to really a fine "full" stop. With this, I'm looking forward to try out other dishes of this wonderful restaurant. Thumbs up for amazing food!
Leona Art Restaurant
Location: 45 Matimtiman Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
Contact No.: (02) 400 7894
Service Charge: None
Included as a ZAP merchant were you can earn rebates. Learn more about ZAP here.
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